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Police: Lorain man has smashing Christmas

LORAIN — A 48-year-old Lorain man broke out $2,500 worth of car windows Wednesday morning in the name of Christmas, police said. Geronimo Reyna was charged with vandalism and possession of criminal tools following a 2:30 a.m. two-hammer tirade near the parking garage of St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain. Lorain police responded to the Read More…

Report: Teach foreign language in kindergarten

COLUMBUS — Two major reports this fall on foreign language teaching in Ohio have reached the same conclusion: the state must start providing long, uninterrupted stretches of instruction as early as kindergarten and stop repeating material year after year. Students “begin again and again with, ‘Hello, how are you?’ as they move from one school Read More…

Louisiana population rebounds, Ohio stagnates

WASHINGTON — The population of Louisiana fell by a quarter-million people after Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005. The damage was so bad, some worried whether anyone would ever come back. Some did. New population estimates released today by the Census Bureau show that in the year ending July 1, the state Read More…

North Ridgeville blotter: Dec. 27, 2007

Friday, Dec. 21 2:30 p.m. – 35400 block Lorain Road, theft of a trailer, $5,000. 8:50 p.m. – Center Ridge Road and Pitts Boulevard, Michael Stefanek, 46, 6500 block O’Henry Circle, North Ridgeville, charged with speeding and DUI. Saturday, Dec. 22 6:17 a.m. – Center Ridge and Jaycox roads, Brian Vigilante, 28, Cleveland, charged with Read More…

A one-time ‘American Gladiators’ hopeful

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fifteen years ago, Brian Chulik competed for a spot on the “American Gladiators” Live Tour. The North Ridgeville resident finished sixth and became an alternate, but he never gave up his dream of becoming a gladiator. This year, the 39-year-old middle school science teacher at Rocky River Middle School tried out again. Read More…

Police investigate deadly tiger escape at San Francisco Zoo; human role not ruled out

SAN FRANCISCO — The big cat exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo was cordoned off as a crime scene Wednesday as investigators tried to determine whether a Siberian tiger that killed a visitor escaped from its high-walled pen on its own or got help from someone, inadvertent or otherwise. Police shot the 300-pound animal to Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 27, 2007

Elyria police Tuesday, Dec. 25 10:15 p.m. – 100 block Tedman Court, home broken into and more than $1,900 in valuables stolen. Lorain police Tuesday, Dec. 25 8:36 a.m. – 37000 block Omaha Ave., window smashed out of vehicle and stereo receiver stolen. Wednesday, Dec. 26 1:42 a.m. – 200 block W. 22nd St., Eddie Read More…

Antonia Munoz

Antonia Munoz, 81, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at her residence following a lengthy illness.  She was born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico on October 12, 1926 and had been a resident of Elyria for four years. She enjoyed attending church at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain, music, cooking, gardening and spending Read More…

Anna Marie Barnes

Anna Marie "Tootsie" Barnes (nee Walla), 75, of North Ridgeville, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. Mrs. Barnes was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 11, 1932 and made her home in North Ridgeville since 1964. Family members remember Ann as a Read More…

Benjamin J. Cabrera

Benjamin J. Cabrera, 45, of Xenia, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2007, at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus following a brief illness. He was born in Elyria on August 14, 1962. Survivors include his brothers, Scott Cabrera of Elyria, Tony Cabrera of Lorain and Tim Cabrera of Girard; sister, Karen Griffin of Xenia; Read More…